About that site downtime…

BCF’s site has been plagued by downtime over the last couple of weeks, there were periods when posting was impossible.

There have been some ongoing issues with DDOS attacks overwhelming our server resources.

The DDOS matter has been effectively dealt with.

This site deals with hundreds of attacks, of various types, every day. A hole was found, now since fixed, that allowed the Bastidges a temporary success.

Last night’s outage was an unrelated server issue that required a re-start.

I will take steps to ensure I am notified should a similar issue recur.

Thank you for your patience.


  • Destroyer-Drone

    Next on the list will be a “net neutral” attack. 😉

  • It wasn’t me.

  • Xavier

    I heard Jibo can help prevent these type of attacks and the government is sending you & K one for free.

  • barryjr

    You must be doing something right if people are actually trying to shut you down rather than just trash you with comments. I would suggest you talk to Hilary she might have a slightly used server for sale that you could pick up cheap.

  • Exile1981

    Any idea on a source for said DDOS attacks?

    • A number of Stan’s

      • Jason

        Stanley and his other brother Stanley? Those 2 crazy Amish boys are at it again?

      • Just a thought
      • Xavier

        Seriously? You’ve tracked them to there?

        If they’re the culprits, it says a lot that they’d rather attack than try reasonable discourse.

        When you’re guilty, truth tellers must be silenced.

        • We have a WAF dashboard gizmo that tracks all attacks in real time, listing IP’s, type of attack etc etc all displayed on a global map, while someone can spoof an IP I doubt they all do.

  • ellake

    To be successful you need friends and to be very successful you need enemies
    BKF, it seems that you are becaming a very successful.blogger.

  • olddog

    Evidence..YOU MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE…keep up the GREAT WORK..This site ROCKS…PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just a thought

    Last night Avast gave warning, not when I got to the site, but whenever I tried to open a specific item. Don’t know if that helps.

  • ontario john

    I blame Harper.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Is that a Johnny Dangerously reference?

  • Xavier
    • I don’t use Blogspot!

    • Frau Katze

      We used to use Blogger until we got a “content warning.”